Borussia Dortmund – Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund hosts Bayer Leverkusen in a game from the 23th round of the German Bundesliga.
Until recently Dortmund had a very comfortable advantage at the top, but three consecutive draws against Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Nurnberg allowed the champion Bayern Munich to move to just 3 points behind the leader. Now Lucien Favre’s boys do not have any other option, but to start winning again on a regular basis. And they have to start against Leverkusen on Sunday.
But it won’t be easy for the leaders, because Bayer Leverkusen are in a pretty good form lately. Since the defeat against Borussia M’gldbach at the BayArena, Leverkusen enjoyed four consecutive wins in the league. This allowed Die Werkself to climb up to 5th place in the standings. Now Leverkusen are just 5 points behind the 4th RB Leipzig, so they could even dream of a Champions League return for next season.
How we said, Borussia Dortmund made three consecutive draws in their last three games. In their last match the leaders dissapointed their fans, doing a 0-0 draw against the weakest team in the league Nurnberg. Before this game Nurnberg had just 12 points won in the league, but they managed to win a point against Dortmund.
Bayer Leverkusen on the other hand won their last match against Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Bay Arena. The game ended with a 2-0 win for Peter Bosz’ team. The goals for the home side were scored by Kai Havertz and Leon Bailey.
It’s difficult to pick a favourite between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen. Dortmund are leaders in the Bundesliga right now, but Leverkusen are the team in a better form. Both teams are chasing big goals right now, so you can be sure that they will give their all at the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday.